Monday, October 26, 2015

ODD - a review

on October 15, 2015
Pretty disjointed, but do note that I bought the second book in the series.

By Gendotte on October 23, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is an odd series to rate. The story gets 5 stars, at least the plot. But I have found myself going back time after time to try to figure just what the hell the author is trying to say. This world is so disjointed that after 3 books I still can't figure what really happened to good old earth. I suppose that magick is somehow involved, considering dragons. And this guy who sheds vermin.
There just does not seem to be much in the way of continuity here.
All that being said, I spent my hard earned money on the entire series because I wanted to see what happens next.
It's not my kind of book, but it is my kind of story. Maybe it will be yours.

Dear Gendotte,Thanks for taking the time to finish the story and write your thoughts. Glad to talk about the world anytime.  I like the word odd. - nq

Friday, October 9, 2015


Seven years ago I sat down to write a script about dreams. Today I have a trilogy of novels, and now the scripting begins in earnest.  A limited-series is what I have planned, helmed by a young leading lady of color. There are great roles for women and men of all ages and ethnicities in this dystopian fantasy with female oppression its focus and its core. Let’s put it out there and then let’s talk about it. 

So that we can all get a taste of what’s to come, especially me, Melissa Leo and Adam Lefevre are filming a series of promotional teasers with me, as Bubba and Dee-Dee, foster parents to Mina, The Gold Stone Girl’s protagonist. I’m thrilled to see these characters made whole by such iconic actors. I wrote the books with these two actors in mind. It's a lucky person whose dreams come true!   

I’m shooting on an ipad, attached to a stabilizing mount on a tripod. Natural light, no make up. I'm using a Manual camera app for light adjustment and zoom capability, camera adapter with a Samson Meteor Mic USB Studio Microphone, and Shure headphones to improve the sound quality 

Cinéma-vérité style, a series of interviews. Location: the Off-grid, a rural setting. My back yard will do. It’s amazing how much magic can happen with so little. 

Thank you Adam and Melissa for saying yes!

Melissa LeoAdam LeFevre

Friday, October 2, 2015

Reader's Favorite!

Reviewed by J. C. Steel for Readers' Favorite

Nicole Quinn’s It’s a Nightmare (The Gold Stone Girl Book 1) is set over a million years into the future, in a world where humanity is split between the abused and the abusers under the rule of the Night Mare. The few who escape the system live Off-grid, scraping a living in the wilderness outside Winkin City limits. Public broadcasts of brutality provide a constant flow of indoctrination on every display surface, and examples are swift and frequent. Females are property, branded and kept as animals, and the gender imbalance runs at one female to every fifty males. Only the so-called Gold Stone girls, rare enough that only four have been found in more than a million years, escape the short life of rape and abuse. Their fate is to be eaten alive by the Night Mare, as a public spectacle. No one knows why.

In It’s a Nightmare, Nicole Quinn peels back layers of complacency to reveal a disturbing alternate-universe view of how the gender biases ingrained in our society could play out, a chilling and brilliantly written exposé on the dangers of being different. This story is one you will see playing in news headlines across your mind’s eye as you read, right down to the swaddled bodies bobbing in the current. The world of Blinkin will remain etched in your imagination in blood and grime, and the characters showcase a profound understanding of the psyche of abuse. This book is guaranteed to be a thought-provoking, deeply disquieting wake-up call.

I love this letter!

Hello Miss Quinn. I'm sure you get a million messages like this, but I wanted to say thank you. Your books have changed my life. I've always felt like women were treated so unfairly, but everyone around me disagreed, even the women. It frustrated me so much. After I read your books, I directed everyone I knew to them and several people read them. It got them thinking so we could actually have a real conversation about women's status in society and how to uplift ourselves. It's so refreshing when you find someone who feels the same way you do about things. I started following you on Facebook not long after I finished the second Gold Stone Girl book and realized that you're a soul sister. I appreciate all you do for women and the environment and am very excited about the third book. Thank you.